Where do you call home? 🏠🏣
Although I’m on the go often, my home is in Los Angeles and I wouldn’t want to be based anywhere else! I love traveling but something about being home on my comfy couch, lighting my favorite candle & vegging out with Craig while we watch the Lakers dominate...just can’t be beat, especially during the cozy LA holiday season! 🍂⛅️ Leaving my home, valuables & belongings behind to hit the road for weeks at a time can give me a bit of anxiety. Caséta by @lutronelectronics smart lighting lessens my separation anxiety with its automatic light timer. I use the smart away feature, which randomly turns lights on and off to give the appearance that someone is home during the evening. 🌝✨💡
The best part: I can easily turn it on from the Lutron App without WiFi! Now I can fully focus on being in the moment enjoying the sunsets from all over the globe, while having peace of mind my home will be as I left it when I return.
📍TELL ME: What are your best tips and tricks for keeping your home safe while are out? #CasetaSmartLighting#SwitchToCaseta#ad@lutronelectronics
Had super exhilarating experience at Lounge In The Sky! The live performance from Poova while were hanging up on the sky was super amazing accompanied by those colourful and delicious canapés! Swipe right to see more photos of the entire experience. More deets on the blog!
We met at the Reykjavík airport on the morning of November 2nd, where we exchanged pleasantries and drank a lot of coffee while we waited for @womenwhoexplore founder and @wildly.me to pick us up. 🤗.
Little did we know that questions like “what’s your name? where are you from? Is this your first getaway?” etc would a week later be replaced by “can you please come visit me? Can we just stay here forever?” and such.
In the next few days I will take you through this unforgettable trip in my stories and posts. I hope you’ll enjoy these memories from Iceland - I still think about it every day!
Nos conhecemos no aeroporto de Reykjavík na manhã do dia 2 de Novembro, onde trocamos nomes e tomamos muito café enquanto esperávamos ansiosamente por nossa carona.🤗.
Mal sabíamos que perguntas como “qual seu nome? Onde você mora? Essa é sua primeira viagem?” etc em menos de uma semana seriam substituídas por “você vem me visitar no futuro? Por que temos que ir embora? Podemos ficar aqui pra sempre?”
Durante os próximos dias vou compartilhar mais sobre a viagem para Islândia em meus stories e posts. Espero que gostem de acompanhar estas memórias - eu ainda penso nelas todos os dias!
Bali Round 2... WOW JUST WOW! I wasn't sure we would be able to compare to last year's trip here, but oh my god we smashed it.
I have literally had the most amazing two weeks shade bathing and getting battered by the waves whilst I attempted to surf (I did stand up a fair few times BTW kids - I know you wouldn't have expected it). BUT... most importantly thanks to my Numero Uno @sophie_wardle1 for making it better and even more funny and incredible than I could have ever wished for! You are just the best & I love you even more than spring rolls. 💜
Ho scritto per quattro volte la didascalia sotto a questa foto perché non riuscivo a trovare il modo migliore per descrivere uno stato d'animo complesso. ⠀
E alla fine il modo è solo uno: ieri è stata una giornata di m****⠀
E anche se censuro la parola, non posso cancellare la lunga fila di cosacce che ho urlato da ieri pomeriggio e per tutta la sera.⠀
A volte una parolaccia è il modo più liberatorio possibile per scrollarsi di dosso tutto. ⠀
E questo è un periodo dove mi sento sopraffatta da tutto. ⠀
È un periodo tosto, tanti progetti da seguire, ma soprattutto, nel giro di un weekend, sono andati a monte due viaggi che stavo organizzando, l'ultimo proprio ieri pome, e ho perso la pazienza. ⠀
Il problema di essere blogger è che quando la tua mente è da un'altra parte, quando qualcosa ti turba, questo mina tutto il tuo lavoro. ⠀
Se poi sei travel blogger e saltano due viaggi importanti, beh, vi lascio intuire, le parole si sprecano. ⠀
Quindi dopo un sonoro vaffanculo a tutto e tutti, mi sono messa un'ora al telefono con Mauro e insieme abbiamo prenotato un nuovo viaggio, sperando che questo non vada alla stessa maniera degli altri.⠀
È una valvola di sfogo incredibile sapere che ci sarà una nuova partenza a breve, mi fa proprio mettere in ordine i pensieri, mi aiuta a lavorare meglio. ⠀
Non era quello che avevo programmato, ma sono già sicura che vi farò vedere una città in un modo completamente diverso. ⠀
Beh, oggi pomeriggio, un bel respiro e mi rimetto a lavorare sulla guida per la Baviera, spero di averla pronta per dicembre! ⠀
Intanto vado all'altro lavoro.... ⠀
Forse una pausa me la merito 🤣⠀ #staycappellacci ⠀
Cliffside 12th century old Church against the turquoise Ligurian waters. .
Portovenere is often left out when exploring the Cinque Terre region. Although it's just a bus ride away from La Spezia. Thanks to @muditalall for insisting that we make it to this place, despite all the logistics. The Church of Saint Peter magnificently juts out from a rock spur and into the Gulf of Poets. (An area that was dear to artists like George Sand, David Lawrence, Lord Byron to name a few)
The short hike up for this view will be well worth your puffing lungs. .
~Travel tip ~: Take the bus from La Spezia train station and a short 30 minutes later you will arrive at this small mediaeval town of Portovenere. The pebbled beach here is much quieter and less crowded for you to have a relaxing day. Definitely worth it.
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🇳🇵Khatmandu was heftig: overal prikkels. Enorme drukte vanwege toerisme, inwoners, winkels, restaurants en continu luid geclaxonneer. Nu ben ik in middeleeuws en veel rustiger Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is mooi, maar werd in 2015 helaas flink getroffen door de aardbeving. Er is gelukkig ook veel bewaard gebleven en de opbouw is in gang. Mijn volgende en laatste bestemming in Nepal wordt Patan. Ik probeer te herstellen van een ‘griepje’ in deze kleurrijke omgeving (en vooral in het bed.....)[👉🏼 swipe] #nepal#bhaktapur#visitnepal2020#onatrip
30111 hour ago
Wanderlusting hard right now... where to next?! ✈️ I love to fly, maybe I should’ve trained as cabin crew 🤔
Ok after this I'll be done for a little while posting Chiang Mai pics (but I still have plenty lol!) so here's a little compilation of photos coming up:
1st photo - Wat Lok Moli known for its large stupa and darker colored viharn behind me.
2nd - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep outer area where you can wear shoes, not the main temple (which I've posted pics of before). Loved the foggy moody morning. Known as one of the most important and most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai. A must see.
3rd - Wat Chiang Yuen known for its large gold and white stupa.
5th - Wat Umong often called the "Tunnel Temple". Super cool and unique place and beautiful forested grounds.
6th - Lunch at peaceful Huay Tung Tao Lake in an open air private hut on the water. Highly recommend during a scooter road trip! Excellent fresh seafood. I recommend the garlic fried fish with spicy garlic dipping sauce & sticky rice.
7th - Wat Pra Singh grounds, often referred to as one of the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai. Love the gold details at this temple.
8th - Wat Lok Moli's large beautiful stupa.
9th - Samoeng Forest view. There is a covered seating area here too.
10th - Wat Buppharam grounds. You'll see a Donald Duck statue eating a bowl of noodles in front of one of the buildings here lol!
Elephants are one of my favorite animals & I knew I really wanted to visit an ethical sanctuary while in Thailand. I know some people have strong feelings against activities like this, however as long as you're researching & making sure that the sanctuary you're visiting is ethical & properly caring for these elephants than I think that seeing these elephants is a must, especially since profits will be helping them. In my brief research of elephant sanctuaries I read many articles detailing that there are many areas around the world, especially in Thailand, that no longer have adequate land to release the elephants to safely. Many of the elephants in ethical sanctuaries are also often rescued from abusive circus-like attractions, zoos, labor camps, or were injured and orphaned. Often times it isn’t safe to release the elephants back into the wild because they’ve become so habituated to certain behaviors while in captivity and/or can no longer fend for themselves. Ethical elephant sanctuaries allow them to roam on land as freely & natural as possible while providing adequate care, supplies, & food for the elephants. Ethical sanctuaries NEVER allow elephant riding and there will be no hooks or chains present or making the elephants do unnatural tricks for tourists.
Our trip to @tangaloomaislandresort on Saturday. I should rename my Instagram to- “fayedragsdermodyforaselfie” 😂💁🏻♀️ He loves it really!
2627 November, 2019
A new post is now live on my blog! My latest post is titled "Chiang Mai, Thailand: What to do in 3 days" and I go through all the activities we were able to fit in during our unfortunately very short time frame there. I think it's a pretty good well-rounded first timer's guide of things to do and hopefully it helps anyone with a tight schedule plan their itinerary if they're headed to Chiang Mai soon! Link in my bio to learn more. There's also no doubt in my mind that we'll be heading back to Chiang Mai soon so I hope to be able to write more in-depth about this City in the future.
Week 1 of clean eating and 5 days of exercise 🙌🏻
In this week I have had two chocolate bars and have had a couple of drinks too.
I’ve just make yummy healthy food and portion control, I fast between 6:30pm - 8:30am and start my morning off with a slice of lemon in warm water.
To all my pals, this is why I’m hibernating 😂😈